Report: SLIPKNOT Fans (a.k.a. Maggots) Take Manhattan

MTV.com is reporting that as a demonstration of his dedication, 23-year-old Brandon of Lancaster, Pennsylvania bussed it more than 160 miles to New York to meet up with roughly two dozen like-minded fanatics for the second installment of the Maggot March, a promotional get-together organized by SLIPKNOT's street team to spread the word about the ...

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Dying Teenager Receives Phone Call From METALLICA's ULRICH

Lanita Withers of News-Record.com is reporting that a terminally ill teenager got a phone call in April in the hospital from Lars Ulrich, the drummer from his favorite band, METALLICA. Band members had heard about Christopher's battles with a form of muscle cancer and phoned him before their concert in Charlotte. They invited him to ...

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RELAPSE To Release Companion Compilation To 'Choosing Death' Book

Relapse Records will release a companion CD compilation to coincide with the release of metal journalist Albert Mudrian's book "Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore" this fall. Titled "Choosing Death: The Original Soundtrack", the 20-track CD will aurally illustrate Mudrian's tome with tracks from the biggest and most influential artists of ...

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GENE SIMMONS: Absence Of PETER And ACE Equals No More Drama

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently spoke to TheCelebrityCafe.com about his upcoming solo album and the status of the band that made him famous. Asked if his relationship with the rest of KISS is better now than before, Gene replied, "Now that Peter [Criss] and Ace [Frehley] are not in the band, yes. To be quite ...

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THE CROWN: Release Date Set For 'Crowned Unholy'

Metal Blade Records Europe has set an August 9 release date for THE CROWN's "Crowned Unholy". A bonus DVD will be included as well. "Crowned Unholy" is a remake of the band's fifth album, "Crowned In Terror", with re-recorded vocal tracks by Johan Lindstrand, re-recorded bass tracks by Magnus Olsfelt, a new version of the ...

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THE 69 EYES To Release 'Devils' In October

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES have inked a deal with EMI/Virgin Records. Although it was announced earlier this year that the band had signed with a major label, the identity of the label was kept secret. However, in last week's interview with Russia's Darkside E-Zine (web site), THE 69 EYES vocalist Jyrki said, ...

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DEEP PURPLE's IAN PAICE To Appear At U.K. Drum Clinic

According to the June 2004 issue of Rhythm magazine, DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice is scheduled to appear at a drum clinic on Monday, June 21 at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon, England. The event is being organized by The London Drum Company, tickets are £12 and available direct from Fairfield Halls (tel: 020 8688 ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Perform With M3

Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White will be joining M3 for a few songs at several shows on their upcoming U.K. tour. M3, of course, is the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN), and ...

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